Ambache Charitable Trust - raising the profile of music by women
raising the profile of music by women



Here are some resources on women's music I have found helpful:

Women of Note: Diana Ambache's website covering her women composers research: www.womenofnote
Overview of 285 female classical composers:
List of female composers by birth year:
International Alliance for Women in Music:
Hildegard Publishing Company: scores of music by women:
Furore Verlag: music publications by women:
Chester Novello (several Maconchy & Weir publications):
Scottish Music centre (several Beamish, Beat, Cumming, Hopekirk, Sparey & Stanley publications):
Oxford University Press (several Larsen, McDowell, Tann, Tate & Williams publications):
Peters Edition (several Alberga, Bingham, Crawford Seeger, Howe, Larsen, Lefanu, Panufnik, Poston & Talma publications):
Kapralova Society:
PRS for Music Foundation: UK charitable funder of new music across all genres.
German archive of women in music (including Awards ideas):
Association of Canadian Women Composers:
Otherwise try the huge list of publications including Andrée, Bacewicz, von Bingen, Bond, Bonis, Boulanger, Carwithen, Chaminade, Chen Yi, Clarke, Dring, Farrenc, Firsova, Glanville-Hicks, Gubaidulina, Hopekirk, Howell, Jacquet-de-la-Guerre, Le Beau, Leonarda, Liebmann, Lutyens, Martinez, Musgrave, von Paradis, Rainier, Saariaho, Lombardini-Sirmen, Smyth, Strozzi, Szymanowska, Tailleferre, Tower, Ustvolskaya, Viardot, Zaimont & Zwilich:
More international grant opportunities:
Information on composers, works, publishers, for the betterment of American women composers:

The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers by Julie Anne Sadie & Rhian Samuel (Macmillan, 1994)
The Pandora Guide to Women Composers by Sophie Fuller (Pandora/HarperCollins, 1994)
"Say Can You Deny Me" by Barbara Garvey Jackson (University of Arkansas Press, 1994)
Gendering Musical Modernism by Ellie M. Hisama (Cambridge, 2001)
Women Composers in Germany by Roswitha Sperber (Inter Nationes, 1996)
Women Making Music by Jane Bowers & Judith Tick (Macmillan, 1986)
Women Composers - the Lost Tradition Found by Diane Peacock Jezic (The Feminist Press, NY, 1988)
Women Composers of Classical Music by Mary McVicker (McFarland & Co, 2011) You can get 20% discount, putting 'composers' in the checkout code box at
Unsung - a History of women in American Music by Christine Ammer (Amadeus Press, 2001)
New-Found Voices - Women in 19th-century English Music by Derek Hyde (Ashgate Publishing, 1998)
The Choral Music of 20th-century Women Composers Elizabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy and Thea Musgrave by Catherine Roma (Scarecrow Press, 2006)
Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian by Adrienne Fried Block (Oxford, 1998)
Amy Beach by Lambert M. Surhone (Betascript Publishing, 2011)
Nadia Boulanger - A Life in Music by Léonie Rosenstiel (Norton, 1982)
Madeleine Dring, Her Music, Her Life by Ro Hancock-Child (Micropress, 2000)
Sofia Gubaidulina: a Biography (Russian Music Studies) by Michael Kurtz, Malcolm Hamrick-Brown and Christopher K. Lohmann (Indiana University Press, 2007)
Ruth Crawford Seeger - A Composer's Search for American Music by Judith Tick (Oxford, 1997)
Louise Farrenc - compositrice du XIX-siècle: Musique au Feminin by Catherine Legras (L'Harmattan, 2003)
Louise Talma, a Life in Composition by Kendra Preston Leonard (Ashgate, 2014)
The Kapralova Companion, edited by Karla Hartl and Eric Entwistle (Lexington Books, 2011)
Fanny Mendelssohn by Françoise Tillard (Amadeus Press, 1992)
The Letters of Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn, edited by Marcia J. Citron (Pendrago Press, 1987)
Die Familie Mendelssohn 1729-1847 by Sebastian Hensel (Letters & diaries in German) (Bock, Berlin, 1886)
Clara Schumann - a Dedicated Spirit by Joan Chissell (Hamish Hamilton, 1983)
Clara Schumann - The Artist and the Woman by Nancy B. Reich (Victor Gollancz, 1985)
Clara by Janice Galloway (a novel) (Jonathan Cape, 2002)
The Marriage Diaries of Clara & Robert Schumann, translated by Peter Ostwald (Robson Books, 1987)
Clara Schumann - An Artist's Life by Berthold Litzmann (Macmillan 1913)
Letters of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms edited by Berthold Litzmann (Vienna House NY, 1973)
A Passionate Friendship - Clara Schumann and Brahms by Marguerite and Jean Alley (Staples Press, 1956)
The Price of Genius - A Life of Pauline Viardot by April Fitzlyon (John Calder, London, 1964)